23 AUG

Google Mobile Gets Gmail and Calendar Push Notifications

by Marianne Schultz
 

An update to the Google Mobile app was released today that adds push notifications for Gmail and Google Calendar events, a boon for users who rely on Google’s free email and personal information services. Google Mobile is a veteran of the App Store, having arrived shortly after the App Store opened in 2008 and is a regular in the Top 100 list for Reference apps.

When you first open the latest version of Google Mobile on an iPhone or iPad, you’ll be notified of the new push notification feature immediately and offered a way to set up your Google account, choose to receive notifications for new mail and/or new calendar events. You’re also able to select the times during which it will be acceptable to receive notifications, a convenient feature to prevent notifications from sounding off when you’re sleeping or at work. The app also lets you add multiple accounts, so you’re in luck if you have more than one Google account and want a way to receive push notifications for all of them.

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1 Comment

  1. Bob

    I downloaded this yesterday and in my experience, this statement is false: “The app also lets you add multiple accounts, so you’re in luck if you have more than one Google account and want a way to receive push notifications for all of them.”

    The app does allow you to setup multiple Google/GMAIL accounts, but you can only enable push notifications for ONE of the accounts. As soon as you attempt to turn on notifications on a second account, a pop-up message appears telling you that only one can have them on.

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